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Jean-François Champollion

Jean-François Champollion, also known as Champollion le jeune, was a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, known primarily as the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs and a founding figure in the field of Egyptology. Partially raised by his brother, the noted scholar Jacques Joseph Champollion-Figeac, Champollion was a child prodigy in philology, giving his first public paper on the decipherment of Demotic in his mid teens. As a young man he was... Read More

Born23 December 1790
Figeac, Kingdom of France
Died4 March 1832 (aged 41)
Paris, Kingdom of France
FieldsEgyptian hieroglyphs

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